When you acquire a virtual or a dedicated server, you can use it not just to host your own sites, but also to resell hosting packages to various other people. This will help you make good money, as the number of people who build their first website keeps increasing and the need for website hosting services is growing every year. Along with the server itself, you will also need a merchant account with a payment processor, that will enable you to accept payments online, and a billing application to link the two of them. To use your own server means to have more control when compared to the standard hosting reseller programs. If, for example, a customer has to run some script which requires a certain app to be present on the server, there won't be any trouble to install it on a virtual or a dedicated machine, but it will be not possible to do that on a shared server where all reseller accounts are generated. With minimal effort and investment, you will have the chance to start a successful hosting business of yours and to become a part of the ever-growing hosting market.